Nestled between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers, Milan, Illinois is a small town community with access to big-city amenities. In Milan, Illinois, the streets are quiet and the living is easy for the residents who call this beautiful community home. Milan is also in a prime location—being just 165 miles from Chicago and halfway between Minneapolis and St. Louis—making it the perfect place to experience the Quad Cities region and all that it has to offer. Whether you are riding on a bike path or visiting a park, this town’s recreational activities offer something for everyone.
No matter your reason for moving, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has plenty of homes for sale in Milan, IL for you to choose from. Continue browsing this page to see all houses for sale and real estate options in Milan, IL, as well as things to do, area history, and more.
The Village of Milan, IL, is situated on the Rock River, which is about 4 miles upstream from its outlet to the Mississippi. Milan’s streets are lined with shops, restaurants, pubs, and a bowling alley! The community is laid back, friendly, and is diverse in both ethnicity and age range.
The north side of town, located in the Rock Island School District, is home to families and young professionals while the south side is more farmland, which is located in the Sherrard School District. Milan is an ideal place to raise a family and its close proximity to the Quad Cities makes it easy to enjoy an easygoing lifestyle that’s close to big city amenities.
Milan, IL, is ranked #37 of 363 for Suburbs with the Lowest Cost of Living in Illinois. Whether you prefer a smaller city with a tight-knit community or a larger city with more options, in Milan, you can have both. Housing in Milan, IL, is abundant and most area residents own their homes! With high average incomes, job opportunities, and a healthy economy, it’s no secret why many people are choosing to move to this diverse and culturally rich area. People feel welcome to live in just about any part of the city, and the overall housing costs, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care facilities, and goods and services are significantly lower than the national average (and most cities in the state!).
Because Milan borders the Quad Cities, residents have a variety of activities to choose from in not just Milan, but Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, and Davenport.
For those who’d like to get on the water, visit Blue Horizon Travel & Yacht Charters for some fun in the sun on the Mississippi. There’s also Hennepin Canal Parkway and the Hennepin Canal State Trail (also just called the Hennepin Canal) which is an abandoned waterway in northwest Illinois between the Mississippi River at Rock River and the Illinois River. The entire canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and runs 104.5 miles in length. Walk, swim, and bike your heart out before heading to Backyard Bowl & Abides Bar & Grill to catch a much-deserved bite and beer.
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There is a wide variety of unique and independent small businesses here, such as the Four Seasons clothing stores and the famous Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream franchise. The Quad cities overall is a great place that offers wonderful job opportunities and the Iowa side of the region continues to see consistent, economic growth.
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Once home to the second largest Native American tribe in North America, Milan prides itself on its rich history and heritage.
The community offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities to keep its residents happy and healthy. Seven parks and two golf courses are located in Milan. Disc golf, swimming and fishing are just a few of the activities residents enjoy. Homes for sale in Milan are available from $75,000 up to $600,000. Wooded lots are available for residential development to build your dream home.
Milan is also home to its own six-mile bike path that connects to over 40 trails in the surrounding areas. The community recently started the “Celebrate Life Bike Path Project” that is dedicated to beautifying the Milan bike path. The project creates interesting stops along the path for bikers, runners and walkers to enjoy. Many of these stops are dedicated to loved ones and offer a special way to remember someone in the beautification of the community. If the outdoors are not for you, then stop by The Camden Centre located in beautiful Camden Park. The newly remodeled facility holds over 400 guests and is a great location for all types of occasions and events. The Camden Center offers state of the art audio and visual equipment perfect for any occasion.